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[How To] Reset Or Refresh Windows 8 Without Installation Disc

Published July 20, 2013 In How To, Windows 8.


  1. good info, thAnks.

  2. I’m using Windows 8 Enterprise came from HP. Dont know why it is giving the error to insert media. Do I follow your method?

  3. Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try it and let me know how this goes :)

  4. Was looking for the same thread and googled it. Thank god I found the exact way, credit goes to you :P

  5. Worked like charm, thanks a lot :D

  6. I need help, cant find the sources folder nor windows 8 setup thingy

  7. Kapil Arya

    ^^ How do you installed Windows 8? The sources folder is in the same package you’ve used for installation :)

  8. hi kapil …i bought samsung new series 5 ultrabook with windows 8 but it does not came with the backup cd…the shop from where i bought the ultrabok said me to backp windows myself and i did it on my external hdd …now i want to refresh but it says insert media and when i insert my hdd it does nothing …and my hdd has a widows 8 backup in a partition …plz help as soon as possible …Thanks :)

  9. please help,can’t find sources folder

  10. Kapil Arya

    ^^ It should be there in the setup, please recheck :)

  11. kapil plz reply to my question …

  12. Kapil Arya

    ^^ Did you tried out the steps mentioned in this article? Let me know which step not worked for you, so that I can help you further :)

  13. Dear Kapil,
    I have uploaded windows 8 to my windows 7 home and after that updated to 8.1 pro.
    i have tried all options but nothing works. i have problem of no app working, no windows update taking place with error code 0x80072f8f for both the problems.
    now i have to refresh the windows 8.1. as I do not have back up cd how to get install.wim or other means. in short how to refresh to reset my windows 8.1 for “missing some file” message.
    r b vaidya

  14. Kapil Arya

    ^^ You would at least need the setup to proceed for this.

  15. Please elaborate the same or explain step by step if possible.

  16. Kapil Arya

    ^^ When you have setup with you, you can proceed as mentioned above. Inside the setup, look for install.wim file :)

  17. I do not understand what you are saying.

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